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rewards

any consequence a person experiences to their behaviour which tends to increase the likelihood of that behaviour being repeated. Used widely in education they are not without problems however. They may increase compliant superficial behaviour whereas the underlying understanding and commitment may be missing people respond in different ways so some rewards may not work. Other consequences not intended as rewards may be seen as such: for example sanctions may reward because of the attention value (see reinforcement).